Latest on COVID-19 testing
Quick and free lateral flow tests are still available for individuals who do not have symptoms of Covid-19. These tests deliver faster results (in approx. 30 minutes) and are currently being carried out at Witham Town Football club as well as other sites across the county.
Please help us by continuing to share messages encouraging people to book a lateral flow test (LFT), especially for those who are key workers or someone who cannot work from home.
Resident's can book by:
Calling 0333 772 6144 (lines are open from 8am to 8pm, every day including Saturday and Sunday)
Walk-in appointments are also available at test centres
With a phased return to the classroom for secondary school and college pupils set to start from Monday 8 March, settings are currently putting arrangements in place for pupils to take part in asymptomatic Covid-19 testing as per the latest Government guidance, stating that secondary schools and colleges should offer three rapid Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) to pupils as they return to on-site education.
Essex County Council (ECC) has put in place increased community testing capacity so that pupils could take the first of these three LFTs in advance of their return to school or college.